Financial Peace University

Olive Branch Community Church presents
Financial Peace University
These free classes are held once per week for 13 consecutive weeks. Each class session lasts approximately two hours…one hour watching financial teaching by Dave Ramsey via a video and a second hour in small group discussion that will help you apply the principles to your daily life. The small group discussions are crucial because when it comes to personal finances, it’s only 20% head knowledge and 80% behavior!!!

When will the first class start?
Financial Peace University starts Sunday, September 27th at 5:30pm. Scott Cross, pastor at Olive Branch Community Church, will give a sermon about the Biblical approach to money and how to keep your heart and attitude in the right place before the Lord in preparation before we begin the 13 week series.

The first class session of Financial Peace University (where we will view the video by Dave Ramsey), will begin the following week on Sunday, October 4th at 5:30pm (and an additional viewing time on Thursday, October 8th at 7pm will also be offered for those of you that can’t make it to the Sunday sesson). This series will start in October and finish sometime in January (due to holiday breaks between the first and last video in the series). We would recommend that you attend the sessions every Sunday night at 5:30PM, however, we are aware that your schedule may not permit you to attend at this time. So, don’t miss out if you are not available on Sunday evenings…we will repeat the class every Thursday night at 7PM. (This additional viewing will be a repeat of the same session that was viewed on the Sunday before.)

Where will it be located?
Olive Branch Community Church rents from a local church in the Garland area. You will be looking for “Fowler United Methodist Church” and it is located at 3928 N. Howard St. ( ) in Spokane, Washington.

Will childcare be provided?
If you attend the Sunday evening sessions, childcare WILL be provided. We will not have any childcare for the Thursday evening classes at this time.

Who benefits from this program?
Everyone truly benefits from this program, regardless of your age (be it 18 or 61), regardless of your income (be it $12,000 or over $100,000 per year), and regardless of being single, married, divorced or a single parent. Everyone benefits from Financial Peace University!!!

What are the subjects covered in each lesson?

  1. Super Saving
    In this lesson, Dave explains the Seven Baby Steps that will guide you throughout FPU. You will also learn the three key reasons why you should save money—and why you must start now!
  2. Relating With Money
    This lesson will teach spouses how to communicate and work together toward success. Also, singles will learn the importance of teamwork and parents will find out how to teach their kids about money.
  3. Cash Flow Planning
    Unlock the secret of developing a monthly spending plan that really works.
  4. Dumping Debt
    It’s time to debunk the myths that most people believe about debt! In this lesson, Dave Ramsey reveals the truth about the credit lies and gives you a plan for walking out of debt with confidence.
  5. Credit Sharks in Suits
    What is a credit score, anyway? Join Dave as he unpacks your credit rating and shows you how to handle collectors when they call.
  6. Buyer Beware
    Dave Ramsey draws on decades of experience to reveal the power and influence that marketing has on your everyday buying decisions. Let the buyer beware!
  7. Clause and Effect
    In this lesson, Dave walks you through the world of insurance, carefully explaining what you need—and what you need to avoid.
  8. That’s Not Good Enough!
    Discover the seldom-used secrets of buying only big, big bargains—every time! Before you know it, you’ll be saying “That’s not good enough!”
  9. Of Mice and Mutual Funds
    Dave breaks through the jargon surrounding long-term investing and empowers you to make your own decisions about your investments!
  10. From Fruition to Tuition
    Dave walks you through the maze of retirement options and helps you figure out the right path for you. You will also learn how to plan for college so your kids can graduate debt free!
  11. Working in Your Strengths
    This lesson will show you how to avoid dead-end or mind-numbing jobs and provide tips for job hunting, writing a résumé, and acing an interview. Plus, you’ll learn tips for finding extra jobs if you need cash to attack your debt snowball.
  12. Real Estate & Mortgages
    Dave draws on over 20 years of real estate experience to teach you how to win when buying or selling your home. Plus, he’ll dissect all of the common mortgage options available today, showing you what to choose—and what to avoid.
  13. The Great Misunderstanding
    Warning! This lesson will challenge the way you think about money. Dave will show you how generous giving can completely revolutionize your attitude and improve your finances, business and relationships.